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Valentine’s Day ice cream social delights

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter While chocolate is the classic treat of Valentine’s Day, the Tolles Parsons Center opted for a different sweet for their holiday celebration this year. While there were many traditional elements to the celebration, from the showing of a romantic comedy to candy heart centerpieces and construction paper Valentines created...
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‘Christmas Carol’ reading blesses everyone

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Most people know the story of “A Christmas Carol” from the Muppets’ adaptation, the Bill Murray movie “Scrooged,” or a school play from years past. But, it’s highly unlikely that even the biggest Christmas lover has ever heard the story directly from the source material. On Thursday morning at...
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Wellesley learns mahjong

By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, the Tolles-Parsons Center held a teaching event dedicated to learning the American version of the game mahjong, before the beginner crowd was replaced by a more serious, veteran group of players. Mahjong is a difficult game to learn, though some card players have noted its similarity to gin...
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Frank King gives novelty song lesson

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday afternoon, Frank King, who holds a Masters in Broadcasting from Boston University and a BA from Princeton, gave the Tolles Parsons Center a musical presentation of novelty songs, specifically the novelty hits of the 1950s. But while novelty songs get a bit of a bad...
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